• Only one person at a time will be allowed in the room. Under circumstances where multiple pieces of equipment are in the same room more than one user can be present but they must maintain at least 6 feet of separation between them. If this is not possible then only one person can be in the room at any given time.
  • Washing of hands before entering the room and after leaving the room is REQUIRED.
  • Materials (Disinfecting wipes or 70% ethanol) to disinfect the equipment/computers are available in each room and users are REQUIRED to disinfect equipment before and after use. Please spray ethanol on a towel and wipe off items vs. spraying the ethanol directly on the equipment.
  • Here is a good article on properly sanitizing a microscope, that can be applied to other equipment.

Usage, Rates, and Contact Staff

Andor Revolution XD Confocal Spinning Disk microscope:

Zeiss PALM Microbeam Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) system

  • $30 per hour
  • All users receive training on how to prepare and obtain samples

Luminex MAGPIX multiplex analyzer

  • $30 per run.  User is responsible for providing their own kit.

X-Clarity II Tissue Clearing Processor

  • $100 per run

Please contact Inna Larsen with your funding string to process these charges.

For training/assistance using Andor Spinning Disk Confocal, Zeiss Laser Capture Microdissection Scope and the Magpix Analyzer, please contact:

Hongyu Noel
561A Med Sci
1300 University Ave.
Tel: 608-262-8055

For training/assistance using X-Clarity Tissue Clearing Processor, please contact

Mark Filla
1760 West Wedge, WIMR
1111 Highland Ave.
Tel: 608-262-7576


Core users who have filled out a Vision Core Request For Services Form have access to the following equipment:

Medical Sciences Center (Bardeen, SMI, Medical Sciences and Medical Sciences Center Complex) – 1300 University Avenue

Reserve time on the Andor and Zeiss Scopes or Imaris and Zen analysis workstations (trained users only) : FOM calendar and tracking software (please contact Inna Larsen for account setup)

Clinical Sciences Center – 600 Highland Ave

  • Zeiss Axiophot microscope for light and fluorescence microscopy
  • Fundus camera
  • Electrophysiology equipment for mfERG, ffERG, PERG, PVEP
  • Ultrasound biomicroscope
  • Fluorotron master fluorophotometer
  • Sonometrics SBR-300 A-scan ultrasonograph
  • Slit lamps with Goldmann applanation tonometer
  • Hartinger coincidence refractometers
  • Keeler instruments indirect ophthalmoscope
  • Anterior segment organ culture system
  • Perfusion system for two level constant pressure perfusion experiments in vivo
  • Mouse and pig eye organ culture system

WIMR – 1111 Highland Ave